On Writing Librettos, with Laureate for Irish Fiction Colm Tóibín and Composer Alberto Caruso

Ferrybank South, Wexford, Y35 X5HF, Ireland

Laureate for Irish Fiction, Colm Tóibín, has written a libretto for an opera of his novel The Master with composer Alberto Caruso.

In this special event Colm Tóibín will be in conversation with Alberto Caruso as they discuss their collaboration and the process of writing the libretto ahead of the premiere of The Master at the Wexford Festival Opera 2022.

The evening will feature Colm Tóibín reading from his novel The Master and some excerpts from the opera will be performed on piano by Alberto Caruso.

The Laureate for Irish Fiction is an initiative of the Arts Council. The role seeks to acknowledge the contribution of fiction writers to Irish artistic and cultural life. Colm Tóibín was announced as the third Laureate for Irish Fiction in January 2022 and he will hold his role from 2022 to 2024.

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